University of Mississippi School of Law

Welcome to the University of Mississippi School of Law! Located in the charming town of Oxford, Mississippi on the Most Beautiful Campus in the United States, according to Newsweek, Ole Miss Law is the perfect place to earn your law degree.

We are committed to providing our students with a first class legal education while supporting career development. Our students leave here with the tools they need to succeed in their future careers.

“Social, challenging, ambitious, and kind.”

Ask any of our students, faculty, and staff what the best part of our law school is, and they will tell you the people. We value creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and everything about Ole Miss Law takes a collaborative approach. Even our building was designed to facilitate community interaction among students and between students and faculty.

We asked some of our current students and faculty members to share their experiences of the Ole Miss Law School community.

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Professor William W. Berry III has been my mentor since first year. I cannot point to one single time that he went 'above and beyond' for me because he has helped me every step of the way in law school. From career paths to classes to personal ambitions, Professor Berry's sage advice has helped me get to where I am today and where I will be in the future."

Allison, 3L

My favorite thing about the Law School is working with my students on family law cases. Recently, my students helped a victim of domestic violence get to safety from an abuser who threatened to kidnap her. I am so impressed by their ability and their empathy."

Professor Debbie Bell

Something about Ole Miss just feels right. I love how unified the community is around supporting the University and how strong our Law School is. I knew I wanted to experience something new, as I’d lived in New York all my life, and Ole Miss just fit."

Emily, 2L

Professor Bette Bradley is everything from a guidance counselor in terms of classes to take, a sounding board when I’m overwhelmed, and always a cheerful person just to say hello to in the library. She has helped me find countless sources for Law Journal, and also helped me find some case law this summer with very little information at the firm where I was working."

Sarah, 2L

My favorite thing about Ole Miss is the community of friends I have found here."

Ali, 1L

My favorite thing about Ole Miss is its rich history. Ole Miss is a university with so many traditions that can only be fully experienced in person."

Joshua, 1L

Professor Larry J. Pittman has always been someone who genuinely cares for his students and is passionate about the subjects he teaches. From Torts to Alternative Dispute Resolution, he is always willing to answer questions and meet with his students outside of class. He is the reason, alongside my summer experiences, that I want to work in civil litigation."

Andrew, 2L

“I chose Ole Miss because not only is it a great school, it was a great financial decision too.”

Tuition at Ole Miss Law is extremely affordable, and National Jurist consistently names us a Best Value Law School. We strive to help our students graduate with their law degree with as little debt as possible. The numbers speak for themselves.

Ole Miss Residents $15,882
Avg. Public Resident $26,264
Ole Miss Non-Resident $35,354
Avg. Public Non-Resident $39,612
Avg. Private $46,164

“Ole Miss Law provided me with hands on experience and diverse opportunities that propelled my legal career.”

We have alumni in 49 states that work in various fields. Whether you are looking to stay in Mississippi, or move across the country, work in a large firm, or use your JD in a more non-traditional setting, your Ole Miss Law degree will help get you there.

Erica Rollins Hilliard

Erica Rollins Hilliard

Assistant United States Attorney, United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama

Matthew Sharpe

Matthew Sharpe

Staff Attorney for the New Orleans Saints

Allyson Vaughn

Allyson Vaughn

Vice President in Global Compliance at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, New York

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Erica Rollins Hilliard

Assistant United States Attorney, United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama

"Ole Miss Law provided me with hands on experience and diverse opportunities that propelled my legal career. I learned from experts, served as a limited practice attorney, argued before the Mississippi Court of Appeals and served as an intern for the U.S. Department of Justice and a Fortune 100 corporation. Ole Miss Law provides students with the tools to tackle the challenges of our ever-evolving world."

Ole Miss Grads have worked in the following government jobs:

  • White House Counsel's Office
  • Department of Justice
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Mississippi Supreme Court
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • FBI

Matthew Sharpe

Staff Attorney for the New Orleans Saints

"The University of Mississippi School of Law provided me with a comprehensive education and the practical experience necessary in order to be successful. In only three years, my law degree helped me transition from being a student and staying up late in the library to representing clients in a legal clinic. The real world opportunities that the law school afforded me are priceless on many levels. From a professional networking standpoint, Ole Miss Law is known and respected because of the many graduates who began their illustrious careers in Oxford, Miss. Throughout my experience, the University has maintained a commitment to excellence that continues to serve all students, past and present."

Ole Miss Grads have worked in the following non-traditional companies and organizations:

  • NASCAR
  • NBA Players Association
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • Fordham University Athletics
  • Levitt Shell
  • Orlando Magic

Allyson Vaughn

Vice President in Global Compliance at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, New York

"The years I spent at the University of Mississippi School Of Law were some of the most important and rewarding of my life. The professors at Ole Miss really challenged me to think differently and to be more intellectually curious. I got more out of law school than just reading cases and memorizing rules–they taught me how to ask more questions, challenge facts, and to think more critically. The skills that I learned at the Ole Miss Law School have been incredibly important in my current role. I work on a trading floor where I am responsible for providing legal advice to questions from traders, who need quick and reliable guidance. Ole Miss Law School helped prepare me for this career by teaching me how to identify the issues from the facts given, ask the right questions, and get to the best answer."

Ole Miss Grads have worked in the following corporate firms:

  • KPMG
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Georgia Power
  • C-Spire
  • FedEx
  • AT&T
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Deutsche Bank